A loan of $625 helped purchase of 50 rolls of poplin, 70 packets of sewing thread, 30 dozen zippers, etc.

Geneviève Aline's story

Geneviève Aline H. was born on 9th September 1978 and is married to Séïbou ASSOGBA, a welder. The couple has three children in their care, two of whom are their own children. All the children are at school. Geneviève Aline has lived for the past nine years with her family in Cocotomey in the municipality of Calavi. The couple shares the various family expenses. Geneviève Aline left school during secondary level. For around six years she has sold various haberdashery products in her shop which is based at home. She gets her supplies in Nigeria, which borders Bénin, and in Dantokpa, Bénin's international market. Geneviève Aline has already benefited from one loan from ALIDé which she repaid in full. With a view to expanding her activity and to be able to satisfy ever increasing customer demand more readily, she is applying for a second loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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